Dan Grade Promotions – October

Moving into the Dan grades is a special moment that all judoka will treasure. Whether a lifetime goal or a happy co-incidence of hard work and dedication to the sport of judo, Dan grade promotions deserve to be recognised.

At the end of each month, we will publish the names of all judoka promoted to 1st Dan and above. If you achieve a grade promotion (either Mon, Kyu or Dan) in the next month please send in your grading photos and we will publish them alongside the new gradings next month!

Send in your photos to communications@britishjudo.org.uk or share them with us on our Facebook page or on twitter.

Name Club Area Date of Promotion Type of Promotion
To 1st Dan
Stewart McCartney Shinsei Judo Club NIJF 5th October 2021 T
Isaac Hope Bredakwai Judo Academy Northwest 6th October 2021 P
Paul Heselwood Ely Dojo Eastern 10th October 2021 T
Dave Moore Bridgeview Judo Club Southern 9th October 2021 T
Andrew Furnell Wokingham Judo Club NHC 29th August 2020 T
Sunny Doig Just-Judo Yoshin JudoScotland 4th October 2021 P
Katie Mills Judo Club Osaka Southern 5th October 2021 P
Robert Frood Pro Judo JudoScotland 1st August 2021 T
Ashleigh Gainer SKK Judo Club Northwest 18th September 2021 E
Mario Moore Budokwai London 17th October 2021 E
Ian Scott Molesworth Vale Judo Club Midlands 7th May 2021 T
John Craig Spartan Judo Club NIJF 29th February 2020 E
William Cockton No Club Stated/Registered Northwest 10th October 2021 T
Hamid Tallan Beach Judokwai Northwest 18th September 2021 E
Pierre Michelin South Brent Judo Club Western 17th October 2021 P
Declan Whyte Judo Club Osaka Southern 8th August 2021 E
Richard Bang Happidojo Marham Judo Club Eastern 10th October 2021 T
Steven Tingley-Luff Parkwood Judo Club Southern 24th October 2021 T
Joe Bygate Kodokwai Judo Club Northern 17th October 2021 E
David Mark Garratt Rainbow Judo Club Northern 23rd October 2021 T
Nicholas Valler Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy Southern 14th June 2021 T
Joshuha Hodkinson SKK Judo Club Northwest 22nd October 2021 P
Charlotte Eliza Jenman Tonbridge Judo Club Southern 22nd October 2021 P
To 2nd Dan
Frank Chatburn Rochdale Judo Club Northwest 1st September 2021 T
Bogdan Lica No Club Stated/Registered Other 9th October 2021 P
Isobel Kitchen Huddersfield Judo Club Y&H 3rd October 2021 P
Tegan Davies Bredakwai Judo Academy Northwest 17th October 2021 P
Daryl Burt Keidokwai Judo Club Southern 10th October 2021 T
Lyndsay Delaney Beach Judokwai Northwest 18th September 2021 P
James Robinson Gateshead Judo Club Northern 22nd October 2021 P
To 3rd Dan
David Johnston Pinewood Judo Club NHC 22nd September 2021 P
Karen Byers Kurakan Judo Club Northern 21st September 2018 T
Carols Pereira Kodokwai Judo Club Northern 21st October 2021 IJF
Helen Theissen Oxford University Judo Club B.U.J.A 21st October 2021 IJF
Paraic Hernon United Judo (Bexley Heath) Southern 10th October 2021 P
To 4th Dan
Joanne Pullen Newark Judo Club Midlands 10th October 2021 T
Vincent Skillcorn Fighting Fitness Southern 17th October 2021 P
Gary Burt Keidokwai Judo Club Northwest 10th October 2021 T
To 5th Dan
William Taggart Shinsei Judo Club NIJF 1st May 2021 T
Lester Buckingham Hillingdon Judo London 11th October 2021 T
Paul Lee Rochdale Judo Club Northwest 29th October 2021 T
To 7th Dan
Karen Ann Castle Pinewood Judo Club NHC 27th July 2021 EJU
E Examination (line up)
P Accumulation of 100 points
T Technical
TC Technical conversion
EC Competitive conversion
IJF IJF conversion
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